16700Re: [WC] Carrying the Jupiter Race's Burden
- Jul 2, 2008Steve: "I have my doubts though, as a doubting Thomas with good reason."
Yes Steve, not only do we differ in our experience of Anthroposophy,
but also in how we absorb and interpret Steiner's spoken words.
What can I say? Life is far too active, and way too complex to be
explained away by monistic absolutes, right?
PS. Forget about laying out rules for written expression. I do beleive
in freedom, though in having stated this, I will admit that I do offer
up my ear to 'artistic' criticism.
--- In email@example.com, "Stephen Hale" <sardisian01@...>
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carol" organicethics@
> > Steve: "...But see, that's the whole point. Calling the prefontal
> > "angel lobes", and having zero knowledge of an astral body or an
> > body is really nothing more than the perpetuation of nonsense. "
> > Well, it's funny how Rudolf Steiner, in his time, didn't consider
> > instances like these to be examples of any perpetuation of
> nonsense. He
> > saw them as evidence that progress is occuring, in the form of tiny
> > trickles which can't help but make their way into our evolving
> > Certain influencial or even quasi influencial men will intuit, in
> > of themselves, some element of spiritual science, and then, a
> number of
> > these will, by seeming chance, become popularized, thus having an
> > of creating another 'crack' on the side of supersensible
> > another trickle breaks out into the open, taking along with it a
> > of our human collectivity, thus resulting in another fragment,
> > of a supersensible truth, setting itself in stone, within the
> > experience of an ever growing number of men.
> > This is Anthroposophy for me. All mental images which a mechanistic
> > intellect can succeed in creating shows a fragment of what
> > is for ME.
> > Please check this out, Val. You'll find it a comfort.
> > Rudolf Steiner on Occult History:
> On the contrary, Steiner called the above "nonsense" again and
> again. The reason is because it represents the kind of intellectual
> comfort zone that caused him so much grief over the course of his
> career. Have you ever noticed that in the third period of Steiner's
> anthroposophical development (1919-1925), he was charged with having
> to defend himself on an ever-increasing scale against his detractors?
> Read the lecture again from "The Anthroposophic Movement" in the
> files section. It was posted precisely for this purpose of showing
> how, at the midpoint of the year that started with the fire, Steiner
> was actively contemplating his enemies. And this opposition only
> grew in proportion, including the fateful drink from the cup on
> January 1, 1924.
> Still, in spite of it, he held good for another nine months after the
> nine-day initiation of the faithful followers. And trickle-down
> effect, with corresponding baby steps had nothing to do with it;
> although I can see why this would be quite popular today.
> The concept of the "slow train coming" has been addressed quite
> frequently, but most likely over on A_T more so than here. And Val
> has been made aware on numerous occasions, but hopefully the
> highlights and bolds will help her. I have my doubts though, as a
> doubting Thomas with good reason.
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